WHOLE SCHOOL GALLERY
A glimpse of some of the things that we did in the 2022-3 academic year.
Author Visit - Theresa Davis
Writer of Fiery Fox
On Wednesday we had the pleasure of having author Teresa Davis come into school. Teresa has successfully written her first book Fiery Fox. The children learned about fire safety through her story. Everyone got the opportunity to ask questions about her story and learned how the book illustrations were produced. At the end the children were able to buy a signed copy of her book.
National Apple Day
Upton Snodsbury used to be famous for its many orchards so we celebrated National Apple Day in school but making our own apple juice. Thank you to Paul who came in to help us with his apple press.
"I liked the apple juice because it was nice and sweet' - Georgia
"It was interesting to see how it was made. I liked because I have never had anything like it before." - Thomas
Rocksteady Music School
This week, the children were very lucky to hear live music from Rocksteady to experience instruments that could be played in a band (drums, bass, guitar and keyboard).
Martha "Ben came to school to show us some instruments. He showed us the electric guitar, electric drums, keyboard and microphone for singing."
Max "He came to show us what it's like to be in a band. It was really fun and exciting."
Great teamwork today!
On Tuesday, we all worked as a great team to clean up our outdoor areas.
This is what the children had to say about it:
Honey said, " I really enjoyed sweeping up the leaves because I liked making the floor clean."
Rosie said, "I liked cutting the brambles down, because that means the little children wouldn't get hurt by the spikes."
Joseph said," I was looking out for my younger friends by pulling out the stingy nettles so that they don't get hurt."
The children were super at planting new flowers, cleaning the playground and dusting the cobwebs away. Thank you children for making our grounds looks beautiful!
Brass Bands England
We had the pleasure of Mr Paul McLaughlin from Brass Bands England come into the school . He demonstrated to the children the various brass instruments they could play. Visit our Facebook Page for a video of our children in action. To read more about the BBE programme please visit :
Red Nose Day Fun
Together in Spirt - 2021
Did you know that the teddy bear has been around for over 100 years as the first ones were made in the first few years of the 1900's? No matter how young or old, cuddly friends hold so many memories and can give us security and hope. So, we got thinking… why not give all the children a sign that even though
we are all apart we are altogether in spirit? FUSS agreed with us and so have kindly enabled us to buy each and every child their own Upton Snodsbury teddy bear. By having a cuddly friend, we hope that your child has something to help them through this difficult time and help them build a feeling of
comfort, trust and belonging. The teddy bears are now trying to take over in school so please on your daily exercise come and pick yours up.
Christmas Carols on the playground
All the children in the school planted bulbs in our ‘Bee Happy Memory Garden’ where we have planted plants to encourage the bees. The children thought of Mrs Tullett and people in their family they wanted to remember when all the bulbs grow and flourish next Spring.
Mr Macefield very kindly came into school to help us find out what is in our school pond. We found a few common newts and a juvenile one that still had its gills! Our pond may be dark and muddy but the newts love it! Thank you Mr Macefield!
We have had a fabulous Arts week with extra ordinary visitors in school. Kwame Bakoji-Hume taught us African dance, drumming and how to create African masks as well as sharing culture and his life in Africa. Laura ‘Animal Lady’ taught us all about African animals and their importance in the circle of life in Africa, it was fascinating.
We celebrated Harvest Festival this week where the children shared their offerings which will be distributed to the Pershore Food Bank and some will be auctioned off for Farmers Overseas Action Group (FOAG). During the service they shared poems, the making of bread in the past and present and they told the story of The Little Red Hen. The children shared some bread and then made their own harvest hedgehog.
St Kenelm's Church Flower Festival
The children in all classes were thinking about others this Easter and baked hot cross buns. A box was taken to the homeless cafe last night in Copenhagen street to help people who were living on the streets. The children also enjoyed tasting them today.
St Kenelm's Tree Festival
As a school, we decorated a hand for our Christmas tree that is displayed at St Kenelm's Church for the
Christmas Tree Festival. Each child wrote a prayer on their hand and decorated it.
Bedtime Story Night
Who does not enjoy a bedtime story? We certainly do. The children came back to school in their pyjamas to listen to a range of bedtime stories. Whilst enjoying the stories they were luck enough to enjoy a cup of hot chocolate.
Ace and Faith
We had a talk from “ACE” the Gladiator Warren Furnam on his faith and beliefs. Children also shared their favourite sports heroes.
For our first arts morning this term we were looking at how to sketch our self-portraits. We learnt to look carefully at ourselves using mirrors and draw where our features should go. We also learnt how to draw mouths and eyes in detail but through surrealism art.
We have some new gym wall bars to climb on for PE in the Village Hall. Year 1 and 2 have tried them out.
Year 3 and 4 took part in a Dance Festival alongside other First Schools in our pyramid. The children created a dance based on the theme water and even lead the teaching of the 1970's Slosh dance and the cool down.
Last week we learnt about recycling rubbish, Mr Chapman came in and told us how rubbish is recycled and where it goes. In Arts morning we made bird feeders, planters, pencil pots, musical instruments and wind chimes from things we throw away. Year 3 / 4 had a talk from Mrs Stevens on how to make good compost. After the talk they got a spoon to look for creepy crawlies that help to rot out waste into compost.
The children have had their Christmas jumper day to raise money for NSPCC, Acorns and the Grace Kelly Ladybird Fund. Please view our school's Mannequin challenge here on Youtube. Upton Snodsbury First School would like to wish everybody a very Happy Christmas.